Newton Abbot

  • 15:20 Par Inn Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.25s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
15:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tabaran (FR) 9/2
2nd Humbel Ben (IRE) 6/1
3rd Akarshan (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9714P-9 Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots Raslan 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 pt D Pipe Timmy Murphy 135 20/121.00
2 94PP/77- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Oslot (FR) 177
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-11 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 134 28/129.00
3 14609-U YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Nampour (FR) 9
Nag me
5 11-11 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (5) 134 12/113.00
4 03/1F20- Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Working Title (IRE) 60
Nag me
8 11-10 N J Henderson A P McCoy 133 15/28.50
6 061503- RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Baccalaureate (FR) 33
Nag me
4 11-1 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 129 22/123.00
7 P14147- Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Akarshan (IRE) 23
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5 11-0 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 123 16/117.00
8 34742U- ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap The Real Deal (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 121 15/28.50
9 2211-25 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Tabaran (FR) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-9 pt Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (7) 118 9/25.50
10 3134- Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mohanad (IRE) 23
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4 10-9 Miss S West M Goldstein (5) 123 6/17.00
11 6918-57 Red and White (quartered), White sleeves and cap Freddy's Star (IRE) 2
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8 10-8 G A Ham W Kennedy 117 33/134.00
12 3/3257-1 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Shalamiyr (FR) 13
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5 10-6 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 115 12/113.00
13 68/21P3- Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Humbel Ben (IRE) 164
Nag me
7 10-3 A E Jones Harry Skelton 112 6/17.00
14 75F10F- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Like A Duke (FR) 29
Nag me
7 10-3 C L Tizzard T Scudamore 112 25/126.00
15 86317/2- Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Mae Cigan (FR) 14
Nag me
7 10-2 M Blanshard J A McCarthy 111 10/111.00
Non runners
559305-1Nortonthorpe Lad (IRE)811-8Mrs A M ThorpeNon Runner131

Verdict

An open contest can be taken by SHALAMIYR, while Nortonthorpe Lad, Working Title and The Real Deal are among others with claims. Fast ground certainly suited the Philip Hobbs-trained pick well enough when he dotted up in a maiden hurdle over 2m 1f at Exeter last time, and he is being put up 3lbs for that. Pedigree suggests that he is well worth another try over this far and we will stick with him. Nortonthorpe Lad has been raised 11lbs for a nine-length win over course and distance, and with A P McCoy up he looks to have a strong chance of going close again, though he is not the most consistent. Working Title has kept some very good company over hurdles and, more recently, fences, though his jumping is not always the best and he is unproven on ground quicker than good, so we will take him on today. The Real Deal has never won on going faster than good to soft, so he has that negative to overcome, and the same goes for potential improver Humbel Ben. Mae Cigan is fit from the Flat and has a feather weight on her back, so is not ruled out, though we are most taken with the claim of Shalamiyr.